Orphans

  • Pakistan textile brand to support cause of orphan girls 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani textile brand LALA has joined hands with Indian NGO Samarpan Foundation to support orphan girls. LALA on Wednesday organised a fashion show here where orphan girls joined models on the ramp. The proceeds of the show will be used to support the cause. ...
  • Lucknow rape: Relatives ask for CBI probe July 20, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, a relative of the Lucknow rape victim said that the Director General has claimed that it was not a rape. The relative informed that they were being asked to close the case. He requested the CBI to probe the case and get hold of the...
  • Mysore: Two orphans, an Italian couple caught in adoption battle January 16, 2014

    Bangalore/Mysore: Two brothers, with a tragic past that left them orphaned. They barely remember their how they lost their parents. But today, they dream of a home in Italy. The elder, eight-year-old, hopes to become an engineer, while the younger, six-year-old, dreams of becoming a doctor. But what the future...
  • Orphan, HIV, leprotic parents to get monthly allowance under govt's 'Parvarish' scheme August 21, 2013

    Seeking to reach out to helpless orphaned children and wards of HIV and leprotic parents, the Bihar government is all set to launch an ambitious welfare programme under which children of such categories would get monthly allowance. The Bihar Cabinet gave its approval to the new scheme named "Parvarish" at a...
  • Merchants Chamber of UP to take orphans for chopper ride as part of I-Day celebrations August 14, 2013

    To mark Independence day celebrations, Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh will take sixty orphan children on a helicopter ride. The children between 5 to 18 years of age will travel in helicopter for about ten minutes. "This initiative aims to provide children from four city orphanages a new experience," Anita Jha, Secretary...
  • Dubai charity gives Eid clothes to 7,000 people August 5, 2013

    Dubai: Around 7,000 underprivileged people, including orphans, in Dubai have received new clothes ahead of Eid al-Fitr from the Dubai Charity Association. The association also plans to distribute Zakat al-Fitr, charity given to the poor at the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, to around 40,000 families in...
  • Teacher rapes orphaned niece for 18 years, gets 10-yr jail August 2, 2013

    A local court in Ghaziabad has sentenced a teacher to 10 years of imprisonment for raping his orphaned niece for 18 years. Judge Shankar Lal found Mukesh, a teacher in Modinagar, guilty of raping his niece and sentenced him to 10 year imprisonment. The court also imposed a fine of Rs...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS get disputed land July 30, 2013

    Pratapgarh: In yet another case of insensitivity from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the five orphan children who were living near the graves of their parents, who had died after contracting AIDS, the state administration reportedly provided them a piece of disputed land. The children had been provided a 250 square metre...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS given land by govt July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Five orphans, who were deserted after their parents died after contracting AIDS in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, have been provided a 250 square metre piece of undisputed land to live on. This came after the land they were earlier given by the state administration turned out to be...
  • 30 Minutes: Punjab fights to steer students away from a life of drugs June 23, 2013

    Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. ...
  • Amritsar: Teacher steers students away from a life of drugs June 6, 2013

    Amritsar: Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. Barely eight kilometres from the Golden Temple is Makboolpura infamously known as the village of...
  • Orphans to get opportunity to join Indian Army May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide opportunities to orphan youth to join its ranks, the Indian Army has relaxed its recruitment rules to allow them to join the force. Army Chief General Bikram Singh has taken a decision to relax the rules for recruitment for orphan youth which will help them...
  • Jaipur: 10 more disabled orphans allege sexual abuse May 20, 2013

    Jaipur: In a shocking case of alleged sexual assault and harassment, 10 more differently-abled girls have revealed they were victim to the abuse. Five people were arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting the orphaned girls at a residential therapy centre in Jaipur. Earlier, the therapy centre's warden, accountant and his wife,...
  • Putin signs bill banning US to dopt Russian children December 28, 2012

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, part of a harsh response to a US law targeting Russians deemed to be human rights violators. Although some top Russian officials including the foreign minister openly opposed the bill and Putin himself had been...
  • Jharkhand: Eunuch mothers 13 orphans without donations November 16, 2012

    Bokaro: A eunuch in Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, is toiling hard to bring up destitute and orphan kids. She takes care of them till they are married off. Mother to 13 kids so far, she doesn't believe in any grants or awards. Some would say God hasn't been kind to her,...
  • UP: Girl sells her orphan friend for Rs 50,000 August 4, 2012

    Bulandshahr: An orphan girl was allegedly sold for Rs 50,000 by one of her friends in Aligarh district, police said. The girl, who belonged to Tanda area in Bulandshahr, was taken to Aligarh by her classmate with the help of some of her accomplices on July 20, Superintendent of Police, Bulandshahr,...
  • Andrew Garfield named ambassador for orphans July 1, 2012

    London: The Amazing Spider Man star Andrew Garfield has been appointed as an ambassador for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO). Garfield, 28, who plays orphaned Peter Parker in the superhero reboot, visited parent less kids in Ethiopia and Haiti with the organisation earlier this year, reported Contactmusic. Garfield and his real-life girlfriend...
  • 'Real Hero' struggles for wife's treatment May 15, 2012

    Jamshedpur: In Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, Kantha Singh is a father to 65 orphaned children. His extraordinary work fetched him the CNN-IBN Real Hero award in 2010. But two years down the line, Kantha Singh is facing the biggest challenge of his life. He doesn't have enough money to take...
  • Couple who lost kids now parents to many orphans March 13, 2012

    Nagapattinam: A couple lost all their three chilren in the 2004 tsunami. But in sorrow the couple, Parmeshwaran and Chudamani, found a new reason to live when they reached out to the many children who were orphaned by the same tsunami in Nagappatinam. Today 26 children can dream of a...
  • Sindhutai, a mother of many abandoned children February 20, 2012

    Pune: Beaten up and thrown out of her house by her husband at a very young age, Sindhutai Sapkal lived on the streets till she found her calling in life. She is now a mother to many abandoned children and runs four homes in Pune. It was three years ago, when...
  • Bhopal: SOS village a support system for orphans December 22, 2011

    Bhopal: A unique village provides a strong support system to the orphans in Bhopal. The SOS village is not just a school but also home attracting women from across India to turn caregivers and help the children realise their dreams. Anudeep, abandoned when she was 3 months old, is one of...
  • Indian orphans denied US visa: Why is this discrimination? November 22, 2011

    A Choir group, run by an NGO, has been denied US Visa despite their NGO having an invitation from a US body. ...
  • US denies visa to 8 children for being orphans November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Eight young Indians, all orphans and part of a Choir group run by an NGO, have been denied a US Visa despite their NGO having an invitation from a US body. "It means that we are orphans so we can't dream," said an orphan. "We practiced for eight months. Now...
  • Japan Quake: searching for the orphans March 27, 2011

    Sendai: Japanese authorities have launched a massive search for hundreds of orphaned children in Iwate, one of the three northeastern prefectures that suffered maximum deaths in the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The child welfare experts will initially work in groups of three and look for children without parents...
  • More kids like Chiku abandoned every year January 5, 2011

    New Delhi: On Monday, CNN-IBN brought the story of six-month old Chiku alias Stephen, who suffered a brain hemorrhage during delivery. His parents abandoned him saying it was the hospital's duty to cure him as they were unable to look after him in his present state. Chiku's case is not the...
  • An orphan 30 years ago, woman adopts sick girl October 2, 2010

    Pune: Thirty years ago an orphan girl Kavita, (now Caroline), was adopted by a Swedish family from Shreevatsa orphanage. Now after thirty years she came to Pune to adopt a baby girl who is a thalassaemia major patient from the same orphanage. Caroline now a nurse in Sweden, came to Pune to...
  • Kids paying heaviest price as Naxals strike May 19, 2010

    New Delhi: For six-year-old Indu her world came crashing down one year back at her home in Murliguda as Naxals attacked her house and killed her parents. The insurgents suspected her father was a police informer. She now lives in a government school in the heart of south Bastar-Dantewara along...
  • Watch: Haitian girl adopted by an American family January 25, 2010

    An orphan who was adopted just days before the devastating earthquake in Haiti and survived the disaster has been united with her new family in America. Her foster father Jeremy Wardle travelled to the ravaged country to find his little girl. ...
  • In Pics: Check out What's Your Rashee and other flicks September 25, 2009

    Friday will witness release of What's Your Rashee, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Orphan. ...
  • Orphans mourn as China marks quake anniversary May 12, 2009

    Beijing: On Tuesday, China marked the first anniversary of the horrific 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shattered the calm in Sichuan Province. Chinese officials say almost 70,000 people died. One legacy of the disaster is the children who survived it, but lost their families. More than 600 children were orphaned in...